The Brazilian daily O Globo has published a list of the consortia that allegedly will compete for the concession of Rio de Janiero's Galeao International airport.
Concessionaires include international operators BAA/Ferrovial, ADP/Schiphol, Changi, Fraport, Flughafen Munich/Flughafen Zurich and ADC/HAS, as well as different Brazilian construction and engineering partners, according to the report.
The six consortiums are preparing offers for the tender whose winner was originally scheduled to be made public on 21 October, however, Brazil's Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) announced this week that the announcement has been postponed until 22 November.
According to the report, "many" of the consortia are also opting for the concession of Belo Horizonte's Confins International airport, although no consortium will be allowed to operate more than one airport.
All of the operators have experience in managing airports with a volume of more than 35 million passengers annually, a prerequisite introduced after the first round of airport concessions in 2012 created some discontent in the government about the size and actual experience of the airport operators that won the operations of Brasilia, Campinas and Sao Paulo Guarulhos airports.
ANAC recently reduced the requirement for the Belo Horizonte airport to operators with airports that handle more than 20 million passengers per year in order to attract more participants to a tender, which has been more difficult than the regulator anticipated. According to one source, this move could result in the unbundling of the Munich/Zurich proposal so that Munich bid on Galeao and Zurich on the Confins concession.